Thursday, 31 December 2015

Soldiers of the Queen (SOTQ): Issue 162

The latest copy of SOTQ (Soldiers of the Queen, the quarterly journal of the Victorian Military Society) was delivered on Christmas Eve, and I have just got around to reading it.

The articles included in this issue are:
  • An English Adventurer and the Clash of Empires in Abyssinia by Dr Frank Jastrzembski
  • For the Empire or the Company?: Cecil Rhodes, Leander Starr Jameson and the Matabele War by David Snape
  • Soldiering and the Scouts: The Military Men who influenced Baden-Powell by Geoffrey A Pocock
  • Two Victorian Soldiers by Howard Browne
  • Book Reviews
  • About the VMS
The content of this particular issue was of especial interest to me, and I particularly enjoyed David Snape's article For the Empire or the Company?. I lived in and around Bishop's Stortford for three years in my twenties, and Cecil Rhodes featured quite highly in the history of the local area. As a result I have always had an interest in the at sometimes rather odd story of his life and times.


  1. Abasinia looks interesting BOB - if the Article has illustrations on Uniforms - this would be good to look at. Happy New Year Bob & Family. Regards. KEV.

  2. Kev,

    There are a few illustrations accompanying the article, but uniform details are not covered in any way.

    All the best,



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